I guess that I should take some time to write an initial review of my Jail Bird from Mature Metal. It has been about 2 weeks since it arrived in the mail and I have worn it fairly continuously during that period so I have a good grip on it and how it has felt so far.
The ordering process is fairly simple and easy enough to follow. Provided you have the sizing rings, and have worn a trapped balls chastity device before, it is fairly simple to place the order through the Mature Metal online ordering form. The order is placed swiftly and easily and payment was a breeze using Paypal.
Luckily for me I had purchased the sizing rings to make life easier, they are definitely worth the small change to ensure you have a correct sizing for the cage as incorrect sizing makes for an expensive paper weight that will either cause tremendous pain when locked, or allow you to escape easily.
Waiting, Waiting, Waiting
This was the hardest part of the whole process. I can’t complain about it all given that the Jail Bird is made to measure based on the measurements I provided at the ordering stage of the process. When the order is placed, they say that it can take between 6 & 8 weeks to be made. The time taken from when I placed the order, to the time I received an email saying that the Jail Bird was ready to be mailed out took about four and a half weeks, so less than the 6 mentioned at the time of ordering.
What I found the most annoying was the not waiting of the Jail Bird to be made, but the US Postal System. Once I had the tracking number for my cage, I could track the location of the device from when it was posted to the time it arrived at my front door. However, the USPS tracking service doesn’t track an object once it has left the shores of the US. So while my device was posted on Nov 23, it left US shores on Nov 25, and I had no idea where it was until it arrived in my hot little hands on Dec 18.
I really am more disappointed in USPS than any thing else. I personally find it hard to believe that it takes 3 weeks to move a package from the US to Australia. Both countries are first world countries, AND I am sure that the cost to fly it to Australia would be far less than putting it on a ship to get it here, especially from New York.
I did actually get more help regarding where my package was from the local postal service here in Australia on Twitter than I did from USPS.
You can read more about my waiting game on another blog post here on just caged.
The package was really well sealed by Mature Metal, I almost couldn’t get it open to start with, if it wasn’t for a small knife, it would still be trapped inside the package. Upon opening the box, peeling away the bubble wrap and having a little red bag revealed containing the prized treasure. Opening the bag revealed the polished cage and base ring.
Running my fingers all over the cage found that it was well made with minimal burs. I did find two of them, but these were easily removed with a light sanding.
As with any hand made device, there will always be imperfections. the Jail Bird is not immune from them. The cage has a slight twist to it, but nothing that makes it look wrong and out of place.
Wearing for the First Time
Slipping on the base ring was simple enough, balls first of course, then slipping on the cage to snuggly hold the cage to my body. It is well fitting, and while I would probably make the cage about quarter to a half inch shorter next time, it is far better fitting than either the CB6000 or the Alcatraz that were both bought off the shelf.
I love the fact that the bars travel along the cage rather than across it like the Alcatraz. Makes the small amount of growth far more bearable than in the Alcatraz or the CB6000.
Initially I had no issues with nocturnal erections like I have had with the other two cages. I feel the biggest reason is the longitudinal bars as well as a correct fitting cage that doesn’t allow too much growth. Although the last few evenings I have had nocturnal erections with my cock straining at the cage. It is something that will die down over time with a lack of orgasms, but I will still get the blue ball feelings.
Overall the Jail Bird from Mature Metal is a quality chastity device, with the right care taken to ensure the size is correct for your anatomy. One other thing I would do is contact Mature Metal to ask for a faster delivery service, especially if you are located in Australia. I guess it would depend on how desperate you are to receive your device.
The device is manufactured with very high quality standards, and I would certainly recommend buying your custom device from Mature Metal.